Hello. This is Gerry Chevalier from the GTT Edmonton Chapter. This weekly blog provides tips that I find useful as a keyboard user of Windows. The information is for Windows10 and Office 365, although many tips still apply to older versions. The tips do not require a screen reader unless specifically noted. Thus, the tips apply whether you are a keyboard user or low vision mouse user. Here is this week’s tip.
Microsoft Word – Shortcut for Creating a Bulleted or Numbered List
You may quickly create a bulleted list of items in your document as follows.
- Press the asterisk (*) key plus a space at the start of your first item. Type the item text and press Enter.
- The asterisk will be changed to a bullet and the next line will also start with a bullet so you can type the second item.
- Continue typing the remaining items of your list and press Enter twice on the last item to turn off the auto-bullet marking.
- You can also bullet text that is already typed by selecting the line or lines of text and pressing Control+Shift+L.
Similarly, you can type a numbered list.
- Press “1.” Without the quotes Followed by a space and the text of your first item and then press Enter.
- The next line will begin with “2.”. Continue typing the items in your list and press Enter after each item. Each new line will be numbered incrementally.
- Press Enter twice on the last item to turn off the auto numbering.
If you later delete one of the numbered items, or insert a new item, the remaining items are automatically renumbered.
That’s it for this tip. Until next Wednesday, happy computing.